The Learning Specialist assists the Director of Learning Services with the strategic and daily operations of the Office of Learning Services to meet the diverse learning needs of the Saint Louis University School of Medicine student body. This includes the evaluation, assessment, and remediation plans for SLU SOM students and the assisting in the implementation of the academic advising and tutoring program within the Office of Learning Services. This position will report to the Director of Learning Services.
This position will prioritize time and resources for students identified as âœat risk,â followed by general advising of the student body. In addition, this position will collaborate with members of the Office of Student Affairs, Office of Curricular Affairs, and Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to develop relevant programs to address the learning needs of students.
Assist the Director of Learning Services with the implementation of the responsibilities of the Office of Learning Services.
Â· Communicate in a timely manner any meaningful information and/or insights regarding individual student learning to other members of the Office of Student Affairs, Office of Curricular Affairs, and Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, as appropriate.
Â· Actively maintain communication with other members of the Offices of Student Affairs, Curricular Affairs, and Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion regarding the learning concerns and needs of students.
Â· With the Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Director of Learning Services, implement the academic advising program.
Â· Proactively identify academically âœat-riskâ students and provide timely and relevant interventions.
Â· Assist in the oversight of the USMLE Preparation Program for SLU SOM Students
Â· Assist in the oversight of the student tutoring program, including student access to tutoring and the preparation of the tutors.
Â· Assist in the administration diagnostic measures to assess academic preparedness and evaluate potential learning deficits.
Â· Plan, prepare, and administer regular individual and group instruction on topics relevant to learning services and student academic success as guided by the Director of Learning Services.
Â· Assist in the development of learning strategies to support individual success, which may include study skills, test-taking techniques, time management, course tutoring, etc
Â· Maintain and update student files in EAB to document and track academic counseling and progress.
Â· Assist in the formulation and implementation of academic improvement plans and personal learning plans.
Â· Assist the Director of Learning Services in the development of an annual report that evaluates the success and needs of student learning services, including academic advising, tutoring, identification and early intervention of âœat-riskâ students, and the USMLE Preparation Program.
Â· Other duties as assigned by the Director of Learning Services.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Â· Knowledge of assessment practices in higher education, with a particular focus on student learning.
Â· Knowledge of best practices in academic advising, remediation, and tutoring and how they are integrated into the accreditation of medical schools and universities.
Â· Experience in providing supervision and instruction to individuals and groups at multiple ability levels (students, staff, faculty).
Â· Experience in project management and implementation.
Â· Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability and confidence to work effectively with individuals at all levels of the university hierarchy.
Â· Ease and familiarity with computers- creating reports and data management; assisting students with minor technical issues; instructing staff using various programs.
Â· Excellent interpersonal and communication skills for relational engagement across a diverse population of students with varying learning and support need
Â· Demonstrated ability to work effectively independently, as part of a team, and across units/leadership
Â· Ability to maintain confidentiality and protection of student records and information.
Education and experience equivalent to:
Master's degree, Ph.D., or EdD in a field relevant to medical education. Experience in medical education or health sciences education is preferred.
Saint Louis University(SLU) is a private, co-educational Jesuit university located in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. Founded in 1818 by the Most Reverend Louis Guillaume Valentin Dubourg SLU is the oldest university west of the Mississippi River. The University has campuses in St. Louis, Mo. and Madrid, Spain. SLU values academic excellence, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service. For nearly 200 years, the University has gone beyond teaching facts and figures, encouraging students to form ideas and identities. Today, SLU students are nearly 14,000 strong. The University has invested vast resources to advance academic programs and enhance the student experience. SLU also is a major research institution where premier researchers tackle local and global challenges. And the University's commitment to community service has earned it national acclaim and bolstered its status as a character-building college.